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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We Made Our First Flea Market Visits Of The Season Last Weekend. It Being So Early In The Season, It Was No Surprise We Didn't Come Home Overloaded With Goodies. Still, This Little Double Gooseneck Desk Lamp Was A Nice Find. Status: Available.

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Dang but I had a lot of lamps hangin' around here waiting to head down to the booth at The Green Shag Market.  I say "Had" 'cuz I finally took a load of them and some other good stuff down there just this afternoon.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Being From St. Louis And Seeing The Gateway Arch Every Day On My Way To Work, Mr. Modtomic Is A Big Fan Of Eero Saarinen. So When I Can Procure A Beautiful Set Of Knoll / Saarinen Armchairs I Of Course Jump At The Chance! Status: Available.

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As office chairs go, the Eero Saarinen armchair is absolutely one of the most stylish choices, but just by looking at these chairs here on the innernets what you are missing is how seriously comfy these chairs are.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ahhh...Last Weekend The Weather Was Absolutely Splendid. I Guess The Warmth Has Spurred Sellers Since Criagslist Has Seemed To Really Pick Up. Speaking Of Picking Up...This Quartet Of Eames / Miller Chairs In Green Alexander Gerard Hopsak Were Picked Up Last Weekend Too! Status: In The Booth Already.

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Yup, the Polar Vortex has gone home for the year (we hope) and the sub freezing days with it.  This whole week it's been fantastic here in St. Louis.  Sunday was the criagslist bonanza day for me last weekend.  Along with the Drexel chest I featured a couple days ago I managed to bring this beautiful set of Eames Shell Stackers home too.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I've Got Real High Hopes For This Endeavour. I'm Not Totally Sold...Yet, But They Are Saying All The Right Things So Far. Spring Is Just Around Corner So We'll See How The St. Louis Swap Meet Turns Out Pretty Soon! Status: Anticipation!

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I SO want to get excited about this, but having been right in the middle of the mid 90s thru mid 00s local music boom here in St. Louis, and watched great band after great band fail to get any traction in the wider market...I just can't bring myself to hold my breath.  But I hope I'm wrong!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

I Had Friday Off Work And Took The Opportunity To Check A Half Dozen Or So Thrifts, Coming Home Mostly Empty Handed. Then Saturday I Tried The Estate Sale Scene And Scored A Little, But Sunday Was The REAL Breaking Of The Ice. Status: Available.

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It's been ages since the last time I picked up some nice bedroom pieces and even longer since finding any Drexel to offer in either of the booths.  I've been itching to get some dressers and chests in the both and this Drexel Profile chest is perfect since it can be either a chest of drawers OR a dining room bar!

Friday, March 6, 2015

There's Something Magical About Finding Not Only A Matched Pair Of 3 Way Vintage Lamps But Also Their Matching Matched Pair Of Lamp Shades. That Was Kind Of A Mouth Full! Status: Available!

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Yeah, I KNOW!  Number Four and Five!  What?  You haven't been keeping count?  I have found three other lamp bases JUST like these, though none have had the original shades with them.  One has already found a new home and the other two are waiting for new shades.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Whew...Feast Or Famine! Not Much New Has Been Passing Through The Gate Of Modtomic Central...But Then, I've Been Slackin' Hard. It's Been Cold! But I Got Lucky Sunday Night And Snagged This Great Adrian Pearsall End Table. Status: Available.

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Other than not having much to talk about here on the blog, I'm not too bummed with the recent dry spell I've been having.  I've GOT to start moving some of the accumulation that has been building up around here, and when I don't have MORE coming in...well, it just makes it easier to concentrate on the stock on hand.  That said, I certainly ain't ignoring the "traps"!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

It's Like, You Can Go Weeks Finding Zilch At The Thrifts...Then One Day - Pla-cow! The Heavens Open Up And Pour Upon You An Abundance! This Time, A Cool Little Lytegem. Status: Bulbless

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When you spot a Lightolier at the thrift store, it comes home with you...even if it is this tiny little desk telescope eyeball thing missing its bulb. Problem is, I think it may be missing a little bit more than just the bulb.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

What Else Is New In Booth 307 - Creve Coeur Antique Mall? Well, How About A Nice Matched Set Of Lane Perception Living Room Tables, Including A Long Low Coffee Table With Drawer?! Status: Available.

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Finding any Warren Church / Perception pieces in the wild is tough enough, finding a great matching set of living room tables...well, let me just say it like this: I've never even found a coffee table like this until this score, much less a full on matched set!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Emotional Furniture Diaries: Today The Powers That Be Have Seen Fit To Extradite Me From My Current Servitude To What Appears To Be A Holding Cell. My Hopes For Eventual Freedom Wane. Status: Available.

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As I sit quietly observing from the corner of the living room, I watch as a myriad of others had seemingly talked their way into freedom from the prison that are the four dull pastey white walls of the last...I lose count...has it been Fourty or Fifty years?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Just After Returning From New Orleans I Got A Call From The Owner Of Creve Coeur Antique Mall Asking If I Could Check Out Some Furniture A Friend Of Hers Was Liquidating. This Amazing Teak Server Was Just Part Of The Haul. Status: Available!

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Wow, this is twice in the last Six months or so that I've been asked by a friend to take a look at some furniture that was being let go of.  I've always been wary of these offers, mostly because I'm a big softy and can totally empathize with the seller who just needs to have the stuff gone and turned into cash.  It's hard for me to say "no, sorry...not my style".